MORGANTOWN - As a matter of routine, when college football players eclipse a school record there is usually some sort of pause to commemorate the feat.
Maybe it's a stoppage of play or the presentation of a ball or a simple public address announcement.
Well, don't expect anything extravagant when the records begin falling Friday night while West Virginia plays Pitt in the 104th Backyard Brawl. A simple announcement will have to suffice.
Otherwise, the game could last well into Saturday.
No matter how they play, quarterback Geno Smith and receivers Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin figure to smash plenty of season school records for passing and receiving. The truth is they are just too close not to fall into the records no matter how the game is going.
Not that it's a big deal to most of them, mind you.
"Not for me. Maybe for other people,'' Smith said. "For me, the thing I'm focusing on is a victory. Stats and numbers and all those things, I could care less about that. I'm trying to focus on getting my team a win.''
A win would be nice, of course. West Virginia (7-3, 3-2 Big East) and Pitt (5-5, 3-2) are both still right in the hunt for the Big East championship. The winner would still need a few other things to fall right in order to secure the league's automatic berth in a BCS bowl - for WVU, a loss by Louisville at South Florida earlier in the day would be huge - but none of its matters without a win Friday night.
But along the way, Smith, Bailey and Austin are going to smash some single-season school records and probably come within a whisker of a few others. Smith is also within reach of some Big East passing records with two games remaining in the regular season.
Among the most likely to fall in West Virginia's final home game are these: